My name is Adeyemi "Yemi" Ogunkanmi, known online by the alias Shirokishi! I'm a Nigerian-American composer/producer specializing in work for animation and games. I'm currently attending the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, pursuing a BM in Music for New Media.
As a child, I always loved to listen to music that I enjoyed on repeat and learn how to play the melodies on piano, sparking the flame that was my passion for music. From there, I joined every scholastic music ensemble that I possibly could, collecting numerous accolades for my proficiency.
Over time, as I watched more animated shows and films and played more games, that performance passion grew into a love for music composition as well. I not only wanted to feel the passion within myself, but share it with others through my own work. I've composed for numerous short animated films, including Aster Lobel's 'HOMO' (2019), Tyler Washington's 'Combust' (2020), Elizabeth Saylor's 'Exes In Crime' (2020), and many others.
My music background stems mainly from jazz and electronic music, creating a unique harmonic and timbral soundscape to take every project that I work on to the next level.
When I'm not writing, I'm playing trombone and keys as well as arranging for my ska band Lime Shades. I also dabble in visual art, cooking, and voice acting! And occasionally... I still do learn my favorite tunes by ear on piano. I'd like to believe that I'm a bit better at that!
For business inquiries, contact me at [email protected]. Thank you!
Intern - Breecksohn, Inc./Brad Breeck (composer for Gravity Falls, The Owl House, Glitch Techs, etc.)
Mixing Engineer and Sound Designer - AnimatedWings (Wings of Fire Animated Series)
Audio Director, Composer, and Sound Designer - My Life as a Teenage Robot: Rebooted
Director's Cut by Kenzie Bugg (2021) - Music, SFX, Mixing
Hack Attack by Jasmine Soom (2020) - Music, SFX
Exes In Crime by Elizabeth Saylor (2020) - Music
Combust by Tyler Washington (2020) - Music
You can find me on all of these platforms!